Group wants new IGP to continue search for Indira’s daughter

Kindergarten teacher M Indira Gandhi. (Bernama pic)

PETALING JAYA: A group set up by civil group members to help kindergarten teacher M Indira Gandhi look for her missing daughter hopes to meet new Inspector-General of Police Abdul Hamid Bador on the task force searching for the daughter.

Indira Gandhi Action Team (Ingat) leader Arun Dorasamy said they hope they can set up a meeting in two weeks’ time.

“We are giving the IGP some time to settle down first.

“We at Ingat understand that Huzir Mohamad, the head of the task force to track down Prasana Diksa, is retiring along with other senior officers. This is a transition phase for the police force,” he said, referring to Indira’s missing daughter.

Arun said the Ingat members are working to gather information related to Prasana and the whereabouts of Indira’s former husband, Muhammad Ridhuan Abdullah.

Hamid took over as the police chief from Mohamad Fuzi Harun last Friday and will serve the force until May 3, 2021. He was previously the Special Branch director, a position he held after Pakatan Harapan took over the federal government.

Fuzi had set up the task force to look for Prasana shortly before he retired.

Arun said that Fuzi’s decision to set up the task force was a positive move to find the missing girl.

“Indira has been fighting against the previous IGP (Khalid Abu Bakar) for police to execute the order from the Ipoh High Court to arrest Riduan.

“Police, under the previous IGP (Fuzi), showed they were receptive to finding Prasana but not fast,” Arun added.

Meanwhile, Indira hoped Hamid would continue the search for Prasana.

“As a mother, I want to know where and how she has been living for the last 10 years. It has been far too long,” she said.

Prasana was one year old in 2009 when Riduan took her away from Indira.

Indira has been battling in the courts for custody of her children and against their unilateral conversion to Islam by Riduan.

Last year, the Federal Court ruled in favour of Indira challenging her three children’s conversion. The court said both parents must agree on their children’s conversion to Islam, departing from another court’s decision that either parent can decide on the children’s religion.

The court also ordered the police to locate Riduan and Prasana, and to return the child to Indira.